Our 12yo has been in braces for longer than I care to think about. She finally got them off a month ago or so. She quickly got used to not having anything on her teeth! It was hard to get her back into the office for her retainers. lol
She did go back bc I forced her to and bc we had already paid for this phase of treatment.
I know she is looking forward to the day when she can be completely free of all hardware in her mouth.
Frankly so am I!
But then we will have another one needing braces by then.
It never ends...